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“Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made” – Grover Cleveland

In this area we test the decisions or administrative actions of public entities, state owned enterprises, government departments, agencies and public principals or their servants, to determine their fairness, reasonability and transparency in accordance with the confines of the law and Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

We can assist with the following:

  • Performing litigation involving the interpretation of legislation and the exercise of public power.
  • Advising on the interpretation and application of the Public Finance Management Act, National Treasury Regulations and Treasury Guidelines and directives.
  • Advising on the interpretation of legislation and compliance with the laws and regulations, of public entities as well as regulated entities
  • Instituting internal appeals or review of administrative actions
  • Bringing applications to courts to declare decisions of offending organs as unlawful
  • Ensuring access to information held by a public body.

Foreign agents can access a list of our Fees in South Africa here . Local clients are welcome to Contact Us  directly for an obligation free quote.

Please contact us for more information or an obligation free quote.

Phone: +27 (0) 21 100 4545
Fax: +27 (0) 11 513 3086
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International Conventions, Treaties and Arrangements Paris Union, WIPO , PCT
National Phase Applications under the PCT 
  •  Name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s).   
  • Name(s) and address(es) of inventor(s).   
  • Number, date and country of the basic application if Paris Convention priority is to be claimed.
  • International application number and filing date
Examination The application is subjected to formal examination only.
Duration The term is twenty years from the date of filing.
Renewal Maintenance fees are payable annually as from the third anniversary of the filing date. A 6 months grace period is available.